Teranga Huber

Huber, Bernhard A., Eberle, Jonas & Dimitrov, Dimitar, 2018, The phylogeny of pholcid spiders: a critical evaluation of relationships suggested by molecular data (Araneae, Pholcidae), ZooKeys 789, pp. 51-101: 84-85

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Teranga Huber

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Teranga Huber  gen. n.

Pholcus kerinci  group: Huber 2011a: 166.

Pholcus domingo  group: Huber et al. 2016b: 34.

Type species.

Pholcus kerinci  Huber, 2011.


The name is derived from the Malay word terang (bright, light), and refers to the light colouration of the spiders. Gender feminine.


Medium-sized, long-legged spiders (body length ~3.5-4.5, leg 1:~30-40) with slender elongate abdomen that is slightly elevated posteriorly ( Huber 2011a: figs 606-609, Huber et al. 2016b: figs 131-139). Easily distinguished from similar relatives in other genera ( Panjange  , Tissahamia  , Apokayana  , Paiwana  ) by unmodified or barely modified male chelicerae Huber 2011a: fig. 722; Huber et al. 2016b: fig. 142); also by combination of: eight eyes, triads only slightly elevated; male palpal trochanter with long ventral apophysis ( Huber 2011a: figs 720, 737; Huber et al. 2016b: figs 141, 158); male genital bulb without uncus but with massive appendix ( Huber 2011a: figs 719, 736; Huber et al. 2016b: figs 140, 150, 157); epigynum weakly sclerotized, with numerous transversal folds, with ‘knob’ ( Huber 2011a: figs 733, 739; Huber et al. 2016b: figs 143, 156, 159).


Known from Indonesia (Sumatra, Java) and the Philippines (Mindanao) ( Huber 2011a: fig. 718, Huber et al. 2016b: fig. 1).


The genus includes the four species originally described in the Pholcus kerinci  and domingo groups. They are all newly transferred from Pholcus  : T. cibodas  (Huber, 2011); T. domingo  (Huber, 2016), T. kerinci  (Huber, 2011); T. matutum  (Huber, 2016).